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Week in Review—South Bend

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 13, 2013
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

SOUTH BEND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in federal court:

Dispositions:

  • Decarlo Knighten, 36, of La Porte, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 57 months’ imprisonment, with three years’ supervised release, after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to documents filed in this case, in April 2013, Knighten possessed a Colt Python .357 magnum revolver at his residence. Knighten has two prior felony drug dealing convictions and one misdemeanor conviction. This case was the result of an investigation by Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.
  • James Tolson, 39, of Wabash, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 21 months’ imprisonment, with three years’ supervised release, after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to documents filed in this case, in March 2012, Tolson had in his possession a Hi-Point handgun in Wabash, Indiana. Tolson has previous convictions. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.